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University of Miami

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The University of Miami (UM, UMiami, Miami, U of M, and The U[7][8]) is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida. As of 2022, the university enrolled 19,402 students[3] in 12 colleges and schools across nearly 350 academic majors and programs, including the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Miami's Health District, the law school on the main campus, the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science on Virginia Key, and additional research facilities in southern Miami-Dade County.[9]

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University of Miami
Latin: Universitas Miamiensis
MottoMagna est veritas (Latin)
Motto in English
"Great is the truth"
TypePrivate research university
EstablishedApril 8, 1925; 98 years ago (April 8, 1925)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$1.34 billion (2022)[2]
Budget$4.7 billion (2022)[3]
PresidentJulio Frenk
ProvostGuillermo Prado
Academic staff
3,328 (Fall 2022)[3]
Administrative staff
14,773 (Fall 2022)[3]
Students19,402 (Fall 2022)[3]
Undergraduates12,504 (Fall 2022)[3]
Postgraduates6,898 (Fall 2022)[3]
Location, ,
25.7216°N 80.2793°W / 25.7216; -80.2793
CampusSmall city[4], 453 acres (1.83 km2) (total)[5]
NewspaperThe Miami Hurricane
ColorsOrange, white and green[6]
Sporting affiliations
MascotSebastian the Ibis

The University of Miami offers 138 undergraduate, 140 master's, and 67 doctoral degree programs.[3] Since its founding in 1925, the university has attracted students from all 50 states and 173 foreign countries.[10] With 16,954 faculty and staff as of 2021, the University of Miami is the second-largest employer in Miami-Dade County.[11] The university's main campus in Coral Gables spans 240 acres (0.97 km2), has over 5,700,000 square feet (530,000 m2) of buildings, and is located 7 miles (11 km) south of Downtown Miami, the heart of the nation's ninth-largest and world's 65th-largest metropolitan area. As of 2022, it is the 67th-largest research university in the nation with research expenditures of $413 million.[3]

As of 2022, the University of Miami has 224,967 total alumni since its 1925 founding.[12] University of Miami faculty include a number of notable academics across nearly all disciplines, including four Nobel Prize recipients. The university is classified among "Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity" and is a member of the Association of American Universities.[13][14]

The University of Miami's intercollegiate athletic teams are collectively known as the Miami Hurricanes and compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.[15] Its football team has won five national championships since 1983[16] and its baseball team has won four national championships since 1982.[17] In 2023, its men's basketball team advanced to the NCAA Division I Final Four for the first time in program history.

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